Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Zva Creative Hops with Authentique

Morning blog friends! Some members from Zva Creative's design team have teamed up with designers from Authentique to bring you a blog hop today! Windy, who is our coordinator for Zva, asked me if I would like to participate and since I adore Authentique's papers, I knew I would love to join in. Today's card is featuring not only some lovely Zva Creative flourishes, but also Authentique's new Spring line of papers, the Hope collection:


I used Authentique's 'Faith', 'Lavish' and 'Await' papers (all double-sided), along with a sticker from the Hope sentiments page. The base of the card is the back side of 'Lavish' and the printed word are the front of 'Lavish'. I distressed the edges before matting it onto the back side of  'Faith'. The middle panel that says 'Easter Greetings' is the sticker from the sentiments page. I cut out the Happy Easter panel with Verve's~A Cut Above Curvy Bookplate die, sponged the edges and added a couple of hearts that were the negative to the die cut strip peeking out from behind that panel. I added a banner panel under the bottom of the sticker for a little interest and also added the trio of pearls for the same reason. The bow consists of 1/2" woven Ivory burlap ribbon and I tied that off with a bow of Baja Breeze seam binding, a brown button and some brown hemp. Lastly I added the Zva Creative flourish in matching colors.

Zva Creative products used:
CR-05CA-125 (Imposing Taupe/Chocolate Pearl)
PEW-03CB-136 (Basic Lines pearl - Taupe 0.5cm)

Here's a second card I made...(well, they sent me lots of paper...  :)


This card uses 'Adorn', 'Lavish' and 'Faith' papers. I roughed up all the edges and machine stitched the bottom two panels down. The ribbon is Antique Gold silk ribbon and I added a small raffia bow and a Zva Creative crystal. The lace strip is sewn down and I wrapped a piece of raffia around it about 4 or 5 times then attached it in the back. The sentiment is Verve's Where Flowers Bloom Plain Jane. 

Zva Creative products used:
CRW-05CA-173 (Dots - Crystal Champagne 1.4cm)
CRW-04CB-130 (Dots - Crystal Chocolate (0.3cm & 0.5cm)
CRW-05CB-139 (Flourishes - Champagne/Chocolate Crystal)

Zva Creative will be giving away a prize package over on their blog!  All you need to do is leave a comment on this blog hop post... you do not need to leave a comment on each and every designer's blog post to qualify. However, the more times you comment along the blog hop path, the more chances you will have to win. All comments should be received by Monday, March 25 by 11:59 pm EST. A winner will be announced on Tuesday, March 26th on Zva's blog.


Have a great day!


Card 1:
Stamps: Happy Easter Plain Jane (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Hope collection (Faith, Lavish, Await, Sentiment sheet) Authentique papers
Ink: Cocoa (CTMH), Walnut Stain distress ink (Ranger)
Accessories: Curvy Bookplate die, Scalloped Trim Trio dies (Verve~A Cut Above dies), 1/2" Woven Ivory burlap ribbon, brown hemp (Ribbon Carousel), Baja Breeze Seam binding (SU!), button, corner punch, paper distresser, dimensionals
Size:  4 1/4" X 5 1/2"

Card 2:
Stamps: Where Flowers Bloom Plain Jane (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Hope collection (Faith, Lavish & Adorn) Authentique, Confetti Cream (SU!)
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa, Tea Dye distress ink (Ranger)
Accessories: Antique gold silk ribbon (Ribbon Carousel), lace, raffia, Labels Eighteen Nestabilities (Spellbinders), paper distresser, sewing machine, dauber, button, Amana Circle die (Memory Box)
Size: 4 1/4" X 5 1/2"

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38 comments:

  1. Beautiful cards using the Hope Collection.

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  2. Wow...what gorgeous cards! Love how you used Hope and Zva together!

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  3. absolutely gorgeous as per usual!

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  4. Beautiful cards! I really love the colors!

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  5. These colors are just the perfect robin's egg blue and such a sweet reminder that spring will come! Thanks so much for sharing your lovely creations!

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  6. DOn't you love that ribbon? I love the colors you chose---they go together great!

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  7. Beautiful as always. The new papers by Authentique are very lovely!

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  8. SO PRETTY Andrea! Both of your cards are layered and embellished to perfection!

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  9. Such lovely cards, I like them both.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Carla from Utah

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  10. Such beautiful neutral colors and so many layers of diecuts, papers, ribbons, and lace!! Wish I could do that to mine and have them look that good! They are wonderful.

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  11. Loving the blue and brown together. Well done on the variegated bling on the first card and lovely mix of elements and layers on the second.

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  12. Your choices of papers and bling go SO VERY well together ... fabulous card designs! Love 'em both!

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  13. beautiful composition on both cards. fantastic papers from authentique and lovely showcasing of the zva

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  14. Two beautiful cards. The papers and bling are so pretty.

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  15. Stunning cards, soooo gorgeous, love that paper...

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  16. Beautiful cards made with Authentique!

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  17. Hello,and "Happy Spring" :) ...I absolutely Loooove your Bling!! :) Your pages are sooo "Happy"! :) Thanks for the inspiration...

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  18. Great cards, they really portray the feel of the Authentique paper designs.

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  19. Very pretty cards with this paper and bling.

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  20. Wow.. pinning this gorgeous card! It feels both elegant and soft and pretty!

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  21. So totally gorgeous Andrea! Love your choice of earthy colors! :)

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  22. Wow! Beautiful cards. The paper is so pretty and the crystals beautiful with it.

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  23. Beautiful colors, beautiful cards!!

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  24. Gorgeous! Both cards are lovely.

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  25. Wonderful cards-the colors are so warm and inviting.Great use of bling-just the right touch.It enhances but doesn't distract.

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  26. Thought your first card was FABULOUS and then I saw your second card, which really appeals to me -- oh gosh, they're just both sooo lovely with these papers and all your added bling -- TFS!!!

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  27. Andrea, I LOVE your work and I have been following by email for a long time. I don't want to miss even one creation. You inspire me...

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  28. So pretty! Love the touch of raffia.

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  29. I absolutely love the color mix you used! Very pretty!

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  30. WOW, this card is so gorgeous, Love the colors,GREAT job,joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

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  31. So lovely! The color are fantastic! I love the way you used the crystals.

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  32. Lovely cards, I love the colours, lace ribbon and raffia you have used.

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  33. So love your card it's so pretty, the colors are very pretty xox Amy :)

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